Search Results: "Russ Hofvendahl"


BOOK REVIEW

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 30, 1991

"In tight, lean prose, Hofvendahl writes evocatively of courage, hope, and the essential decency of ordinary people: in all, a gritty picture of desperate Depression days when uncounted thousands left home to seek a more hopeful life somewhere beyond the horizon."
Absorbing sequel to Hofvendahl's Hard on the Wind (1983), which detailed the author's sea-faring adventures at age 15. Read full book review >

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BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: March 5, 2013

"A century of change on the Lower East Side as viewed from the neighborhood fishmonger, told humorously and endearingly."
An enduring narrative of an early Jewish Lower East Side small business. Read full book review >

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BIG RUSS & ME by Tim Russert
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: May 10, 2004

"A largely self-effacing souvenir and a fulsome, sincere Father's Day greeting. (16 pp. photos, not seen)"
The gimlet-eyed interlocutor of Meet the Press is a pussycat when it comes to matters of family and faith. Read full book review >

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RUSSIAN GIRL by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1994

"Buried in the acknowledgements is a contact for others interested in traveling or working in Russia. (Nonfiction. 5-9)"
An award-winning photojournalist (Eskimo Boy, 1992) focuses on a nine-year-old girl in Suzdal, an ancient Russian town 150 miles from Moscow. Read full book review >

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PARIS TWILIGHT by Russ Rymer
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: July 2, 2013

"Rymer has drastically overextended himself. For a novel that covers, seamlessly, street demonstrations, surgery and much else besides, see Ian McEwan's Saturday."
An American doctor in Paris is confronted by a slew of mysteries in this slow-moving debut. Read full book review >

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ESKIMO BOY by Russ Kendall
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

"Pronouncing glossary of 21 Inupiaqu words. (Nonfiction. 5-8)"
In perceptive, skillfully composed color photos captioned with a brief text, a realistic portrait of seven-year-old Norman and his life year-round. Read full book review >

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THE GRAPHIC CANON by Russ Kick
GRAPHIC NOVELS & COMIC BOOKS
Released: May 22, 2012

"If artists, as British sculptor Anish Kapoor famously said, make mythologies, then this volume is genuinely a marriage of equals."
Classic literature gets desterilized with the help of the modern world's most daring graphic artists. Read full book review >

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BLUE by Russ Gregory
Released: Oct. 11, 2011

"When Gregory sticks to the facts of his fiction, letting the action take over and the characters speak for themselves, he unleashes a riveting thriller."
A 103-year-old nursing-home resident knows the deep, dark secrets behind a sniper's serial killings. How many more will die before she's done telling her tale? Read full book review >

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GOODBYE, SHE LIED by Russ Hall
MYSTERY THRILLER
Released: Nov. 14, 2007

"Cartloads of down-home humor, amusing characters and a hint of romance for the feisty heroine make for an agreeable, if not especially innovative, read."
A retired schoolteacher pits her sleuthing skills against con artists and hit men. Read full book review >

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SPIRIT MISSION by Ted Russ
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Nov. 1, 2016

"Russ proves adept at spinning a fast-moving yarn with believable, three-dimensional characters."
In West Point cadet lore, a spirit mission is an illegal or unauthorized one that needs to be carried out for moral reasons. Read full book review >

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Released: March 14, 2016

"An extensive, well-organized work on the current state of public education."
Walsh (There's a Giant in My Classroom and Other Poems from Around School, 2013, etc.) describes the current landscape of American public schools in this informative guide.Read full book review >